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[i]The Chinese leadership has shown scant interest in opening up the most sensitive details of its program, much of which is controlled by the People’s Liberation Army.
At the same time, Chinese scientists and space officials say US wariness of China’s extraterrestrial intentions, as well as bans on some high-technology exports, makes cooperation problematic.
For now, the US-China relationship in space appears to mirror the one on Earth: a still-dominant but fading superpower facing a new and ambitious rival, with suspicion on both sides.
"Without establishing mutual strategic trust between the two countries, there won't be any substantial cooperation in the space field," said Song Xiaojun, a military specialist and commentator on China’s CCTV. "It depends on whether the US can put away its pride and treat China as a partner to cooperate on equal terms."[/i]
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